Saturday, April 23, 2016

Black-Crowned Night-Heron

I wasn't quite sure what this bird was when I saw it at Blue Run Park in Dunnellon, FL. It was in the same area that we saw the Black-Crowned Night-Heron that I posted HERE.

 

But it didn't have a black head. 

 

So we think it's a juvenile.

 

From the back, it looked like a gray goose! lol

 

Here he is in the swamp.

I'm glad I was able to get down the trail and get a better look at him. And don't you DARE laugh at his 'hair'! Just be glad I couldn't take a pic of MY hair! lol It was windy!


I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE
and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

33 comments:

Kathy said...

I love coming to your blog to see all the great wildlife you have. I have never even heard of this bird much less seen one. Great pictures. I'm impressed you can get such close shots.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Great shots of the juvenile night heron. They are cool birds, great find. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

All4 Barbie said...

Hello from Spain: I really like your pics. Awesome job. Keep in touch

Margaret Adamson said...

I'm not laughing at the last shot but I do think it is funny. I hope you have a wonderful weekend .

Carola Bartz said...

You're right in your guess, it is a juvenile black-crowned night heron. I love these birds - they are among my favorites. I'm always happy when I see them at "my" lake. Great photos!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Yep, I've found them to be very sensitive about their doos

Small City Scenes said...

Ha ha I guess I am laughing at his 'hair'. Ruffled feathers---too cute
MB

Lea said...

Lovely, lovely!
Have a great week-end!

Nancy's Notes said...

I'm always crazy about your great shots! What a neat looking juvenile night heron and I'm not laughing...much!!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely photos of the night heron, we get to see them up here too. Enjoy the weekend.

shortybear said...

awesome pictures

BeachGypsy said...

What an interesting looking bird! Love coming to your site here and always seeing something neat--new---learning something! Hope you are having a good weekend! Bet you are out making pictures!!?😁😁

Gina said...

Diane, so interesting! His body reminds me of a penguin's.

Diane said...

Very nice shots! I keep learning from you!

Denise inVA said...

Fantastic photos Diane, loved every shot, so sharp and clear :)

NatureFootstep said...

great images of your young heron. Love the look of the swamp. :)

Phil Slade said...

You're right of course - it's a juvenile which needs ther protection of that camouflage plumage to lie in the nest safe from predators. Keep the faith and your owl will come too.

Anni said...

Definitely an immature bc night heron.

Great photos Diane.

Thanks so much for linking this post today at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Your participation is always so much appreciated!!!

Pondside said...

What a beauty. I love the 'punk' hair!

Tammie Lee said...

loved seeing your heron photos,
lovely sunday to you~

Marie C said...

He's wonderful! Great shots!

Frank Boxell said...

You got some lovely shots of the juvenile.

Lowcarb team member said...

Great photo's - thanks for sharing.

All the best Jan

Carla from The River said...

I like his hair. :-)
Great photos!
Carla

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice shots of the heron and its habitat!

Carol Z said...

I always enjoy your photographs of birds and today is no exception. Wishes for a great week!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que fotos tan bonitas!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He does have a wild hairdo' but I wouldn't think of laughing at him. Cuz, I know aobut wild brreezes and hair too!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, what a pretty Heron! He's too pretty to live in the swamps. And his hair is too funny hehehe.

~Sheri

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Black-Crowned Night-Heron is a very cool bird, with the COOLEST name!
~

Lois said...

What a gorgeous bird and I love his "hair"!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Such a pretty bird - and his hair is simply divine. I think wind ruffled hair is often the best hairstyle - then you don't have to worry about fixing it up. Happy week ahead my friend.

Sam I Am...... said...

He looks like he's in style with the hairdo for the young men! LOL! Don't fall in that swamp!